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Prospect Park Wildlife Center Brooklyn

Where is it at?

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Prospect Park Wildlife Center
Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn
NY
11225
Tel: 718 399 7339

Directions

The zoo is located near numerous subway and bus stops. You can take the Q, B, or the local Franklin Ave. Shuttle (S) to Prospect Park Station, or the B41 local bus to the entrance on Flatbush Ave.

Where are we going today?

12 acres of wilderness in the heart of Brooklyn, Prospect Park Zoo offers domestic farm animals, nocturnal creature zone, and reptiles, animals and amphibians from all over the world.

Youngsters can meet prairie dogs nose-to-nose, and walk among wallabies. The Animal Lifestyles building's centerpiece is a spectacular habitat for hamadryas baboons.

Plus keeper chats, sea lions feedings and other weekly activities on offer.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$8
  • Children$5
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

10am open, 4.30pm to 5.30pm close varying seasonally. Daily opening.

Teachers corner

Large range of scholastic programming, all education programs and Group Sales orders must be booked and paid for in advance..

I'm Hungry!

Snack and refreshment vendors available, plus picnic areas..

Any Top Tips?

Visitors can also hear directly from zookeepers about the animals in their care during daily enrichment and feeding demonstrations..

Can I get one of those?

Souvenir and plushies shop available..

More information

Themed birthday parties also offered..

What people are saying?

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    Cool sea lions, wonderful exhibits, great animals. The baboon butts are hard to take but this is a great 2 hour trip to see some wonderful stuff.

    Pretty affordable admission. No food so bring your own but they let you eat what you bring.

    go to the carousel while you visit. Kids love it.
    don't miss sheep shearing!!!

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    it was (and is) the best zoo in new york besides the bronx zoo, best thing for me when i was younger.

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    The main court yard with the sea lions is really nice. A much more grandiose view/entrance than the Queens zoo. I think overall the Queens Zoo is better but the sea lion show is much better than the Queens one. They actually have a commentator. I guess you could say that the sea lion is their main attraction.

    The zoo is just really really small but how can you blame them when there's so many zoo's in the same city. The discovery trail is okay. Not a lot of animals and there's too much fencing (not as good for photography). The Queens Zoo...Read More

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    We went there today, what a great idea, weather was great, they have cute animals and our small daughter loved it. I recommend to go there.

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    i think all the zoo,s never are in apark or have food gift shop,s witch some zoo,s don,t havw

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by Leo O

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The main court yard with the sea lions is really nice. A much more grandiose view/entrance than the Queens zoo. I think overall the Queens Zoo is better but the sea lion show is much better than the Queens one. They actually have a commentator. I guess you could say that the sea lion is their main attraction.

The zoo is just really really small but how can you blame them when there's so many zoo's in the same city. The discovery trail is okay. Not a lot of animals and there's too much fencing (not as good for photography). The Queens Zoo doesn't have a lot of fencing at all.

The souvenir shop is dismal. I think my kitchen is bigger than the gift shop. Not much to look at or buy.

The "cafeteria" area is just vending machines. I guess it's too expensive to have a real grill there. They do have a kosher vending machine.

One good thing is that there's TONS of AC in all the little buildings surrounding the main courtyard. You can see all sorts of animals and critters, but the dirtiness of the glass affects the quality of your photos.

The "Barn" area (or petting zoo) is small too. The Queens Zoo is much bigger but I feel like the animals here are more attentive and interact more with the humans. One interesting display is that the children can learn how to milk cows. They have 3 wooden cows filled with water and they have stools for kids to sit to pretend to milk the cow.

The only reason I'd come back here is for the Red Panda. The panda was hiding and I didn't get any photos of him/her. The dingo here is pretty neat. Not as shy as some other animals.

Parking on Flatbush Ave is free. Just have to walk quite a bit to the entrance.

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